QUINCY (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in boy’s soccer at Quincy, the Orioles shutout Hillsdale 5-to-0. Ashton Diotte scored the first of his 3 goals at the 26:47 mark on a pass from Igor Batista. The next Oriole goal came from Nick Haberl on a penalty kick at 25:11. Batista then scored at 11:33 on a cross from Jake Rider to give the Orioles a 3-0 lead and that is how the half ended. The second half saw Diotte score on a cross from Haberl while Quincy's final goal came on a rebound by Diotte off the Hillsdale goal keeper. The Orioles outshot the Hornets 15-to-10 while Dakota Finley made 8 saves for Quincy. The league victory improved the Oriole’s ISL Conference mark to 3-1-and-2 while their overall record is now 10-2-and-2.Quincy's next match is Thursday night at Hanover Horton.
In j-v boy’s tennis, Coldwater lost 5-to-3 at Sturgis. Winners for Coldwater were Kumaran Arivoli at first singles along with Keagan Dwyer and Nolan Duda at first doubles and Chris Bowden and Jacob Osborn at second doubles. The Coldwater varsity team also lost at Sturgis, although no details are available yet.
In junior varsity girl’s golf yesterday, Coldwater finished in third place out of 11 teams in the Lakeview JV Invitational at Battle Creek’s Cedar Farms golf course. Coldwater had a team score of 373 whileSt. Josephwon the event at 361. Leading the way for Coldwater was Emma Dwyer who shot a 90 which was good enough to put her on the All-Tournament team. Jami Maxson and Madison Zinn both had 92's, Kate Vella fired a 99 and Madison Donbrock rounded out Coldwater's scoring with a 122.
And in freshman volleyball, Coldwater was a 3-to-0 winner at Jackson High with 4 aces and 3 kills for Katelyn Stanton.
On tonight’s high school schedule, in boy’s soccer, in a varsity only match at 6 p.m., it’s Coldwater at Pennfield. The junior varsity team will play at Harper Creek at 5 pm. In volleyball, it’sQuincy at Jonesville and Union City hosts Athens. In boy’s tennis, it’s Bronson at Brooklyn Columbia Central. And in cross country,Quincy and Union City run in a Big Eight jamboree at Athens while Bronson is at Mendon for a St.Joe Valley jamboree. Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’sQuincy football coach Rob Evans.
In middle school sports, in volleyball, the Coldwater 8th grade “A” team played in a tournament over the weekend at Union City and had a 1-2-and-1 record. Leading the team on the serving line was Carlee Howell with 20 points and 10 aces and she also had 6 assists. Hannah Parrish had 9 kills and Megan Gallup had 6 digs. The 8th grade “B” team also played Saturday and finished second at the Harper Creek Invitational with a 6-and-4 record on the day. Kaitlyn Gallant had 3 aces, Heather Neitzka and Sierra Wolfcale each had 7 blocks and Madison Minton had 2 kills. Last night, Bronson scored a pair of wins at home over Mendon. The Lady Viking’s eighth grade team beat the Hornets 4-to-2. Allie Sikorski had 20 aces and 8 assists while Jill Pyles had 10 kills. Bronson took the seventh grade match 5-to-1. Kiana Mayer had 22 aces and Adyson Lasky had 6 kills. Last weekend, the seventh grade team won the MarLee tournament with an undefeated record. Adyson Lasky had 61 aces and 21 kills on the day while Payton Robinson had 18 assists.